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Liza Weil

Liza Weil

Highest Rated: 86% Mars (2010)

Lowest Rated: 17% Smiley (2012)

Birthday: Jun 5, 1977

Birthplace: Passaic, New Jersey, USA

Liza Weil was auditioning for roles before she had even reached her teens and that persistence led to theatre work, shorts, and feature film credits that helped secure the television part that brought the New Jersey native to prominence. Weil's praised turn as an alienated teenager in the low-budget drama "Whatever" (1998) opened some doors, though her subsequent film appearances were mostly in other independent productions that did not break out beyond the usual venues. However, she was also seen in the widely distributed genre features "Stir of Echoes" (1998) and "Dragonfly" (2002), and became familiar to the television audiences upon being added to the cast of "Gilmore Girls" (The WB, 2000-07), where her sarcastic overachieving character Paris Gellar was one of the program's main draws. Once Weil's career started rolling, she was rarely at a loss for work and jumped from stage to films to television, including memorable guest spots on programs like The West Wing" (NBC, 1999-2006) and "ER" (NBC, 1994- 2009). Weil also garnered a lot of attention for her fine dramatic work on "Scandal" (ABC, 2012 - ), where she played a former White House intern who claimed to have been impregnated by the president; that story arc led to a series regular role at attorney Bonnie Winterbottom on producer Shonda Rhimes' next project "How To Get Away With Murder" (ABC 2014- ). Weil was shrewd enough to vary the sort of characters she undertook and thus had ample opportunity to display her proficiency with both comedic and dramatic material.

Highest rated movies

81% The Passenger
75% Whatever
73% Women is Losers
70% Year of the Dog
68% Stir of Echoes
67% The Missing Person
17% Smiley

Photos

How To Get Away With Murder, Liza Weil, 'Hello Raskolnikov', Season 1, Ep. #10, 01/29/2015, ©KSITE WHATEVER, Liza Weil, 1998, ©Sony Pictures How To Get Away With Murder, Liza Weil, 'Mama's Here Now', Season 1, Ep. #13, 02/19/2015, ©ABC WHATEVER, Dan Montano, Liza Weil (center), 1998, (C)Sony Pictures STIR OF ECHOES, Liza Weil, 1999, © Artisan Entertainment How To Get Away With Murder, from left: Liza Weil, Jack Falahee, Karla Souza, Charlie Weber, 'Skanks Get Shanked', Season 2, Ep. #4, 10/15/2015, ©ABC How To Get Away With Murder, from left: Alfie Enoch, Aja Naomi King, Charlie Weber, Liza Weil, 'There's My Baby', Season 2, Ep. #14, 03/10/2016, ©ABC How To Get Away With Murder, Charlie Weber (L), Liza Weil (R), 'It's All My Fault', Season 1, Ep. #15, 02/26/2015, ©ABC How To Get Away With Murder, Liza Weil, 'Mama's Here Now', Season 1, Ep. #13, 02/19/2015, ©ABC How To Get Away With Murder, Liza Weil, 'Mama's Here Now', Season 1, Ep. #13, 02/19/2015, ©ABC How To Get Away With Murder, Liza Weil, 'Mama's Here Now', Season 1, Ep. #13, 02/19/2015, ©ABC How To Get Away With Murder, from left: Matt McGorry, Karla Souza, Aja Naomi King, Jack Falahee, Liza Weil, 'It's All Her Fault', Season 1, Ep. #2, 10/02/2014, ©ABC How To Get Away With Murder, from left: Alfie Enoch, Matt McGorry, Liza Weil, Charlie Weber, 'Best Christmas Ever', Season 1, Ep. #11, 02/05/2015, ©ABC How To Get Away With Murder, from left: Matt McGorry, Karla Souza, Aja Naomi King, Jack Falahee, Liza Weil, 'It's All Her Fault', Season 1, Ep. #2, 10/02/2014, ©KSITE How To Get Away With Murder, from left: Jack Falahee, Viola Davis, Alfie Enoch, Liza Weil, Charlie Weber, Aja Naomi King, Karla Souza, 'Skanks Get Shanked', Season 2, Ep. #4, 10/15/2015, ©ABC How To Get Away With Murder, Liza Weil (L), Charlie Weber (R), 'Two Birds, One Millstone', Season 2, Ep. #6, 10/29/2015, ©ABC How To Get Away With Murder, Charlie Weber (L), Liza Weil (R), 'Two Birds, One Millstone', Season 2, Ep. #6, 10/29/2015, ©ABC How To Get Away With Murder, Viola Davis (L), Matt McGorry (C), Liza Weil (R), 'I Want You to Die', Season 2, Ep. #7, 11/05/2015, ©ABC How To Get Away With Murder, from left: Charlie Weber, Matt McGorry, Liza Weil, Karla Souza, Aja Naomi King, Jack Falahee, 'What Happened to You, Annalise?', Season 2, Ep. #10, 02/11/2016, ©ABC How To Get Away With Murder, from left: Charlie Weber, Matt McGorry, Liza Weil, Karla Souza, Jack Falahee, 'What Happened to You, Annalise?', Season 2, Ep. #10, 02/11/2016, ©ABC

Filmography

Movies

Credit
81% 72% The Passenger Miss Beard (Character) - 2023
73% 85% Women is Losers Minerva (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet 86% The Black Emperor of Broadway Agnes Boulton (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tribute Elise (Character) - 2014
17% 30% Smiley Dr. Jenkins (Character) - 2012
86% 59% Mars Jewel (Voice) - 2010
No Score Yet 53% Little Fish, Strange Pond Norma (Character) - 2009
67% 44% The Missing Person Agent Chambers (Character) $17.6K 2009
70% 43% Year of the Dog Trishelle (Character) $1.5M 2007
68% 70% Stir of Echoes Debbie Kozac (Character) $21.1M 1999
75% 71% Whatever Anna Stockard (Character) $307.0K 1998

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 46% The Cleaning Lady ASAC Katherine Russo (Guest Star) 2022 2024
88% 85% How to Get Away With Murder Bonnie Winterbottom (Character) 2014-2020
87% 69% Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life Paris Geller (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2016
No Score Yet 7% The View Guest 2015
100% 94% Bunheads Milly (Guest Star) 2013
93% 72% Scandal Amanda Tanner (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 81% Private Practice Andi (Guest Star) 2011
84% 73% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Plain Sight Angela Atkins / Angela Adams (Guest Star) 2009
35% 80% Eleventh Hour Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 88% Gilmore Girls Paris Geller (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2000-2007
78% 82% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Lara Todd (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 85% ER Samantha Sobriki (Guest Star) 2000
81% 95% The West Wing Karen Larson (Guest Star) 2000